It's Thursday night's Lengua en Salsa, the pupusa fundraiser in which I read last year for Community United Against Violence (CUAV). This post reminded me of what a great reading that was, and I'm really pumped to do it all over again, this time to support Generation FIVE.
What is Lengua en Salsa? It's "Happy Hour of the Movement," a fundraiser that happens every Thursday at Sunrise Restaurant in San Francisco. DJs play music, folks share sangria and pupusas, and 20% of everything the restaurant makes that evening goes to benefit a community organization. That's right - all you have to do is show up and eat delicious Salvadorean food, and you can help create social change. Mark your Thursday calendar, if you haven't already. This Thursday's event will benefit Generation FIVE, and will feature poetry by Vanessa Huang and myself.
Who is Generation FIVE? An outstanding organization that aims to end the sexual abuse of children within five generations. Visit their website to read about their approach to child sexual abuse as social justice - "Generation FIVE works at the roots of child sexual abuse and holds a vision of liberation, justice and sustainability for all of our futures."
I first became familiar with Generation FIVE at last summer's U.S. Social Forum. Folks from the organization shared the principles and practices of Transformative Justice, a liberatory approach to violence that includes healing, accountability and community action. "Toward Transformative Justice" is available here if you want to learn more about Transformative Justice. And to support the good work of Generation FIVE, join us for pupusas and poetry tomorrow evening!
Thursday, July 14th 5:00-7:30pm
3126 24th St. between Shotwell and Folsom in San Francisco
For folks with MCS, please note that this event is going to be held at at a restaurant that will be open to people who have not received this invitation. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to check in with Prentis, firstname.lastname@example.org prior to or during the event.